Design News

Keep up with the latest events in the world of design and architecture. Whether it be the opening of a new museum, a design conference, or the fate of a treasured building, you’ll hear about it here.

This Svelte Tiny Home Is Being Auctioned For Charity
This Svelte Tiny Home Is Being Auctioned For Charity
RE/MAX and Henry Ford College in Michigan are taking bids on this student-designed home from July 26-28, with all proceeds benefitting children's hospitals.
 - 3 months ago
Get Some Shut-Eye at Casper’s Dreamy Nap Lounge in NYC
Get Some Shut-Eye at Casper’s Dreamy Nap Lounge in NYC
For $25, you can curl up in the plush pods available at The Dreamery, a new “nap bar” in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.
 - 3 months ago
Q&A: Naoto Fukasawa Talks Muji, Minimalism, and Jasper Morrison
Q&A: Naoto Fukasawa Talks Muji, Minimalism, and Jasper Morrison
We sat down with the veteran Japanese product designer.
 - 3 months ago
A 1940s Beach Home Is Restored Into a Gorgeous Clubhouse in L.A.
A 1940s Beach Home Is Restored Into a Gorgeous Clubhouse in L.A.
Sited in a historic Venice Beach Craftsman, Habitas is a new exclusive clubhouse that marries the past with the present.
 - 3 months ago
Design Students Build Seven Modern Sheds in Rural Vermont
Design Students Build Seven Modern Sheds in Rural Vermont
A chicken coop, a mobile sauna, and a sugar shack are just a few of the "rural interventions" built by architecture students in Norwich, Vermont, as part of a week-long...
 - 3 months ago
5 Ways to Master Your Domain with One Smart Home System
5 Ways to Master Your Domain with One Smart Home System
A prominent designer “tech-talks” about using Control4 to orchestrate smart home devices and emphasizes the importance of future-proofing our homes.
 - 3 months ago
Here’s How a Family Business in Brooklyn Handcrafts Top-Notch Headphones
Here’s How a Family Business in Brooklyn Handcrafts Top-Notch Headphones
In a world awash with cheap electronics, Grado Labs in Sunset Park is in its seventh decade of building headphones largely by hand.
 - 4 months ago
Get a Sneak Peek at the Cover of the July/August Issue
Get a Sneak Peek at the Cover of the July/August Issue
And learn about our first-ever podcast series.
 - 4 months ago
Barbara Hill Shares Why She Has Heaps of Postcards From Famous Artists Like Sol LeWitt
Barbara Hill Shares Why She Has Heaps of Postcards From Famous Artists Like Sol LeWitt
The minimalist interior designer’s archives reveal some incredible interlocutors.
 - 4 months ago
Reimagining a Connected Kitchen For a New Generation of Homeowners
Reimagining a Connected Kitchen For a New Generation of Homeowners
With Millennials demanding smart tech-equipped homes, Samsung’s Chef Collection and Family Hub create a new kind of experience that goes beyond cooking and brings the kitchen to...
 - 4 months ago
Chef Ludo Lefebvre Lights Up the Grill For the Perfect Summertime Spread
Chef Ludo Lefebvre Lights Up the Grill For the Perfect Summertime Spread
Equipped with the equally powerful and sleek DCS Series 9 Grill from Fisher & Paykel, Chef Ludo shares delicious recipes and some tips and tricks for grilling up a seasonal feast.
 - 4 months ago
Q&A: Bay Area Architect Ryan Leidner Shares His Morning Ritual
Q&A: Bay Area Architect Ryan Leidner Shares His Morning Ritual
Step into the morning ritual of Bay Area architect Ryan Leidner.
 - 4 months ago
Q&A: Trailblazing Detroit Designer Ruth Adler Schnee
Q&A: Trailblazing Detroit Designer Ruth Adler Schnee
Still working at 95, Ruth Adler Schnee reflects on the important names she’s known—Wright, Klee, Eames, Calder—and the equally important career she’s led.
 - 4 months ago
The Swiss Pavilion Takes You on a Mind-Bending House Tour Unlike Any Other
The Swiss Pavilion Takes You on a Mind-Bending House Tour Unlike Any Other
Svizzera 240: House Tour at the Venice Biennale invites visitors to enter an Alice in Wonderland-like environment where different scales force you to reconsider contemporary...
 - 4 months ago
Dwell Asks: Watch 5 Top Designers Answer 5 Revealing Questions
Dwell Asks: Watch 5 Top Designers Answer 5 Revealing Questions
Aldo Cibic, Yves Behar, Kelly Wearstler, Marcel Wanders, and Johanna Grawunder discuss their earliest design memories, favorite products, and more.
 - 4 months ago
Inside This Innovative Test Lab, it Snows Every Tuesday
Inside This Innovative Test Lab, it Snows Every Tuesday
In a relentless pursuit of precision and reliability, the team at Trane Residential push their HVAC units to extremes to ensure customers receive the best product on the market.
 - 4 months ago
The Largest Tiny Home Resort in the Midwest Is Now Open
The Largest Tiny Home Resort in the Midwest Is Now Open
Pack your bags—Tiny house builder ESCAPE opens the largest tiny home resort in the Midwest, and is inviting everyone to join the unique community.
 - 4 months ago
Maximalist Auteur Jonathan Adler Explains the Giant Wooden Shoe on His Desk
Maximalist Auteur Jonathan Adler Explains the Giant Wooden Shoe on His Desk
When the designer and ceramicist received a two-foot-long sculpture of a wingtip in the mail, he knew just the place for it.
 - 4 months ago
6 Companies That Will Upgrade Your IKEA Furniture For You
6 Companies That Will Upgrade Your IKEA Furniture For You
Elevate your IKEA purchases with the help of these up-and-coming design firms.
 - 4 months ago
Get the Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Midcentury Mansion in Pixar's Incredibles 2
Get the Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Midcentury Mansion in Pixar's Incredibles 2
We asked Academy Award-winning film maker Ralph Eggleston about the design inspiration behind the impressive, cantilevered home that everyone's favorite superhero family occupies...
 - 4 months ago
The World’s First Fully Accessible Water Park Raises the Bar for Inclusion
The World’s First Fully Accessible Water Park Raises the Bar for Inclusion
In San Antonio, Morgan’s Inspiration Island opens for its second season.
 - 4 months ago
Two Rammed-Earth Buildings Host a Sustainable Live/Work Space For a Colorado Artist
Two Rammed-Earth Buildings Host a Sustainable Live/Work Space For a Colorado Artist
Serving as an art studio/residence for artist Rebecca DiDomenico, Swoon Art House has been built from 100-percent renewable resources.
 - 5 months ago
Design Digest: Tom Dixon Opens in SoHo, a Robot Restaurant in Boston, and More
Design Digest: Tom Dixon Opens in SoHo, a Robot Restaurant in Boston, and More
Tom Dixon stakes a new claim in SoHo with 25 Greene Street, MUJI and Ladies & Gentlemen Studio unveil a large-scale installation, and a Boston restaurant boasts robot cooks—this...
 - 5 months ago
These 3 Co-Living Companies Are Transforming Urban Living
These 3 Co-Living Companies Are Transforming Urban Living
With co-living, the living's easy—you don’t have to worry about cleaning or running out of toilet paper, as it's all taken care of.
 - 5 months ago
5 Modern Cat Furniture Designs Both Pets and Owners Adore
5 Modern Cat Furniture Designs Both Pets and Owners Adore
These sleek cat accessories are so well-designed, they'll rival your own furniture.
 - 5 months ago
Design Digest: Remembering Will Alsop, Elon Musk Makes Bricks, and More
Design Digest: Remembering Will Alsop, Elon Musk Makes Bricks, and More
British maverick and architect Will Alsop passes away, Elon Musk plans to make bricks for affordable housing, Good Things launches a new line of home office furniture—find this...
 - 5 months ago
Dusen Dusen's Brooklyn Studio Is a Playground of Color
Dusen Dusen's Brooklyn Studio Is a Playground of Color
"I've personally always been so drawn to color," Van Dusen says.
 - 5 months ago
Design Digest: Kanye Announces Yeezy Home, RIBA Reveals List of 20 Best New Buildings, and More
Design Digest: Kanye Announces Yeezy Home, RIBA Reveals List of 20 Best New Buildings, and More
Here are the design headlines you need to know, including Kanye West announcing his plans for the Yeezy brand to establish an architectural arm, RIBA revealing its list of the 20...
 - 5 months ago
Serena & Lily Cofounder Lily Kanter’s New Brand Sells Delightful Home Goods For Under $25
Serena & Lily Cofounder Lily Kanter’s New Brand Sells Delightful Home Goods For Under $25
Boon Supply Co. offers over 200 home, garden, office, and leisure products—the majority of which are under $25 a pop—and donates 50 percent of every purchase to the cause of the...
 - 5 months ago
Will Your Next Office Come on Wheels?
Will Your Next Office Come on Wheels?
From autonomous cars to rolling, connected office pods, the future of work is likely to be increasingly mobile—think BYOD on steroids.
 - 5 months ago